Check out these easy at-home natural beauty tips that are DYI
If you’ve been looking for at-home natural beauty tips that are DYI, it might seem hard to believe that you can look ravishingly beautiful with just two simple ingredients. This is because most of your beauty tips at home consist of four or more ingredients that might not even work that well together. However, this is not the case with turmeric and coconut oil. How to beautify yourself without any makeup is no longer a difficult question with these two simple ingredients.
And it really shouldn’t be. Consider this:
Your skin is the biggest organ of your body. If you aren’t taking care of your skin, which includes your hair, your nails, and your face, you aren’t taking care of you. Also consider that dental health isn’t just about white teeth and nice breath. Note that the conservative Mayo Clinic implicates that a messy mouth attracts the likes of not only arthritis, eating disorders, immune and pregnancy issues, but even heart disease and cancer.
But realistically many of us have learned to brush and floss by now, can shampoo our hair and wash our body. The real question is what are we using to maintain this hygiene? Scary enough, many of us haven’t found many options outside of the chemical cocktails in our soaps, pastes, masks, and antibiotics. And with our skin being the sponge that it is, it is no wonder that the hormone-imbalancing potions not only through us off our best game, but can even lead to scary cancers.
Before we jump into the simple truth of how to be our fresh, clean, and beautiful best with just two ingredients, it’s also helpful to remember what’s new (and dangerous) about personal care products today: plastic.
“Plastic”. It’s rightly become a derogatory term. Plastic, the reason for the BP oil spill, the proliferation of Roundup in our water and food supply, and even the foundation of the world’s new continent: The North Pacific Garbage Patch.
But sadly, though plastic bottles, bags, and even straws have become an issue destroying sea life and getting into our food supply, our personal care has become almost ubiquitous with microplastics, aka microbeads. These as small as microscopic little beads of plastic are not only getting into our rivers and the ocean, but they are even getting into our food, water, and even the air we breathe as the food cycle continues to “regift” all we wash down our shower and bathroom sinks.
Though a lot of the sea salt harvested now has microbeads in it, we are finding these bits of plastic everywhere, from our once pristine rivers to our highest mountains and even in our deepest oceans.
In fact, the National Ocean Service reported that more than 1,000 small pieces of plastic per liter were found in the River Tame, near Manchester, England. With this extremely hard to filter garbage already found in tap water around the world, it really needs to stop. That is, unless we want to see endocrine problems, cancer, diabetes, and even obesity skyrocket to unheard of levels.
The good news is that though those in the personal care industry have lacked the ethics in protecting us from the threats we’ve covered, their products are not nearly as effective as the the harmless natural beauty ingredients that we will star today.
So let’s take a look at the five ways you can start to detox the bad stuff, help clean up the world, and unleash your natural beauty using turmeric and coconut oil.
1. Alleviating Nail Fungus Problems
Nail fungus can be a big problem, affecting up to 10% of the population. Besides destroying and discoloring your nails, nail fungus can cause a bad smell and a lot of discomfort. In some cases, it can even be hard to walk, and if affecting your fingernails, you may even be limited to do things like typing. The truth is that even with harsh medications from the doctor’s office you may still have to wait up to a year to get rid of it.
Therefore, it is important to have a good home remedy that can help you fight nail fungus effectively. Turmeric is the secret home remedy ingredient that you need. The main compound of turmeric is curcumin. The special thing about this compound is that it has undeniable anti-fungal and antioxidant properties. Moreover, curcumin has antibacterial properties which inhibit the growth of dermatophytes and yeast. So here’s the secret: don’t use store bought turmeric. The turmeric you buy at even most Indian stores is already spent, meaning it has little to no curcumin in it. Even if you get a high quality turmeric, you should increase its effectiveness by mixing it with coconut oil to make a paste since it too has anti-fungal properties. So get yourself some good coconut oil and turmeric, as you’ll see it does much more good for you than just rehab your nails.
Prepare your turmeric paste by melting three tablespoons of 100% organic extra virgin organic coconut oil and then mix it with three tablespoons of turmeric powder. Stir the mixture until you achieve a good consistency and then remove it from the heat. Let it sit for some minutes then put in in a container when warm. Once it solidified, apply it on your nails. Just apply this product once a day until you get rid of all the nail fungi. Just remember: like with any other use of turmeric, remember to be careful. Turmeric is also a natural die so it can stain your clothes if you’re not careful.
2. Cleaning up Blemishes and Acne
Acne is an almost universal scourge that affects all sorts of people at least one time in their lives. The most common and well-known kinds include whiteheads, blackheads, pimples, cysts and nodules. While some types of acne affect only the epidermis around the follicle, others may be quite deep like cystic acne.
So, can you really use turmeric for your acne?
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) actually conducted a comprehensive review of research literature detailing the use of turmeric to treat skin conditions. Though it is not normally considered a natural health promoting organization, it found that turmeric can be quite beneficial for treating acne and other skin conditions.
Many actually swear by turmeric and coconut oil being great for skin problems, others point out that sometimes oily skin may not cooperate.
This is why you’ll probably find that applying turmeric with lemon juice will help you best with your problem spots.
Lemon juice is a natural antiseptic and antibacterial. It also helps to even out your skin tone, which can reduce the appearance of even older acne scars. Just mix two parts lemon juice to one part turmeric powder. Then stir together to make a smooth paste. Just use a Q-tip or cotton balls to apply the paste directly to your problem areas. Leave it on for 15 minutes then wash it off with cool water and blot to dry. You’ll look and feel great!
It may take a couple days to a couple of weeks to to get rid of your acne completely. But also remember what appears on your skin is likely from toxins in your body. So also drink a simple turmeric tea or our try our DYI turmeric weight loss tea which fans say not only clears up your skin but helps you feel great and lose weight too!
3. Turmeric Honey Face Mask
We’ve already mention that coconut oil and turmeric can be great on the skin, and even the face. But some people do have naturally oily skin. So if you want the sure thing to get that nymph-like beautiful complexion with a face mask, try some honey with your turmeric.
Honey locks in moisture in your skin cells, and even is used for acne and sunburns. This treatment of both honey and turmeric is great for people with all sorts of skin types.
Here’s how you do it:
Blend 2 teaspoons of honey with ¼ teaspoon of turmeric.
Next, spread an even layer over your skin.
Leave this mixture on for about 30 minutes.
Afterward, rinse everything with lukewarm water.
Make sure to repeat this three times a week to get those friends curious about that fountain of youth you’ve discovered in this golden spice.
4. Pearly White Clean Teeth
Most people despair when they find out what a session of teeth whitening will cost at a cosmetic dentist. But there’s really no reason to lose hope when you can get the job done naturally in a less harsh way with your friends turmeric powder and coconut oil. These simple ingredients can help you get pearly white, clean teeth, while giving your body the benefits that nature intended.
But a reminder to be careful: Ironically, turmeric does stains fabrics and makes them yellowish. However, it also has the ability to whiten teeth, which experts say is boosted by the antibacterial nature of coconut oil.
Prepare this paste by mixing two tablespoons of turmeric powder and four tablespoons of coconut oil. Apply this to your teeth and brush it like you would use normal toothpaste, but wait about two minutes and spit out the turmeric paste. Rinse your mouth with water a couple times and clean up your sink while you’re at it. Your mouth will be oh-so-clean, and any slight staining of your skin or teeth will be completely gone within an hour or two. Repeat this for two weeks to get your million dollar natural smile, without all those expensive harsh chemicals. And check out our recipe for turmeric toothpaste if you’re sick of poisoning your body even with those sneaky “natural toothpaste” ingredients.
5. Turmeric Tea for Weight Loss
Weight loss and having a flat tummy can be hard to achieve especially for people who do not exercise regularly. But what many don’t know is that the anti-inflammatory properties of curcumin are believed to actually reverse fat deposition and obesity because of these same properties.
Moreover, digestion problems such as bloating, gases in the stomach, and bowel disorders also lead to unnecessary weight. Because turmeric tea is believed to improve the digestive system, experts say your metabolism will also works better if you drink it to prevent this “dirty” weight.
Also remember that when the body’s metabolism is altered, the blood sugar level becomes unstable. Research says turmeric helps to regulate blood sugar levels and in turn, fat does NOT accumulate in the body, which will then lead to weight loss and a flat tummy.
This famous tea is prepared using turmeric powder and coconut oil. Put water in a pan and then add turmeric powder and coconut oil, then boil it. Once it comes to a boil turn off the heat, let it cool to your preferred temperature and then drink it.
There are many, many positive testimonials on how the tea has helped dieters lose weight. But if you’d like the full fledged version with the other ingredients like Ceylon cinnamon and honey, check out the video below and see what suits your palate best.
When we here at Coconut Country Living set out to heal the world through tasty superfoods, we really didn’t how necessary it would be to open the world’s mind to healthy living to create a better planet.
But we invite you to take the first step with two amazing ingredients: coconut oil and turmeric. This pair is among the most studied, safe, effective, and versatile ingredients in the world and linked to millions of stories of amazing healings. Please let us know how your use of coconut oil and turmeric has helped you in your personal care routine, and help spread the world so friends, family, and coworkers know about these healthy living DYI secrets to help us stem the tide of plastic and chemical pollution that is causing so much damage today.
So don’t delay! A kitchen and bath without turmeric and coconut oil is like a house without a roof. This oil from the “tree of life” and this “golden powder” cannot be matched for their effectiveness in your personal care, health, and cooking, so you can make the most of natural beauty tips that are easy and DYI to feel great about yourself and helping your planet.
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